The All Blacks Sevens have finished fourth at the Cape Town Sevens event this morning.

New Zealand were defeated 10-5 in the bronze final against South Africa following a 31-12 semifinal exit to USA.

The USA cruised into the final following a comprehensive first half effort where they led 19-0 with tries to Stephen Tomasin, Martin Iosefo and Danny Barrett.

Perry Baker added a fourth shortly after the break to put the USA 24-0 up, too big a margin for New Zealand to come back from despite second half tries from Andrew Knewstubb and Taylor Haugh.


In the bronze final Sione Molia opened the scoring in the second minute to give New Zealand a 5-0 lead before Werner Kok struck back for South Africa to tie the game up. Dewald Human clinched the victory in the closing stages.

The USA face off against Fiji in the tournament final.

Earlier, New Zealand booked a spot in the final four following a 27-16 quarter-final victory over Australia.